U.N. chief makes 'pilgrimage' to Haiti to address cholera crisis

July 15, 2014 2:13 AM

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U.N. chief makes 'pilgrimage' to Haiti to address cholera crisis

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon flew to Haiti on Monday for what he called a "necessary pilgrimage" to promote efforts to alleviate a cholera epidemic that has killed thousands and has been linked to the U.N.'s own peacekeepers.

Ban is seeking support for a $2.2 billion, 10-year cholera-elimination campaign that he launched in December 2012 with the presidents of Haiti and the neighboring Dominican Republic.

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